Cape Light Compact Offering Storm Assistance Rebates and Loans

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The deadline is fast approaching for residents and business owners on Cape Cod to receive storm assistance for replacing heating systems or other equipment damaged during the last storm and extreme cold.

The Cape Light Compact has worked to create an expedited process for energy efficiency loans and rebates for residential and business customers who are replacing failed equipment, including heating systems, hot water heaters, walk-in coolers and insulation.

A major Nor’easter hit Cape Cod and the Islands January 4 with snow, rain and strong winds hammering the region.

The storm had a major impact on the Cape’s coastline, flooding roads and damaging homes, especially on the bay side of Cape Cod.

The storm followed a stretch of frigid temperatures not seen in the region for 100 years causing damage from frozen pipes.

“These are all current rebates and loans that we offer for customers, but we’ve waived some of the requirements up front so that folks could get high efficiency systems in their homes and businesses before it gets much colder,” said Lindsay Henderson, the Compact’s senior energy efficiency program and marketing analyst.

Individuals can call the Compact at 1-800-797-669 to schedule an appointment and to see if your situation qualifies for loans or rebates.

“We encourage people to call us before you do any work and we can go over what your options are, what your situation is,” Henderson said. “It’s really, I think, going to be kind of a case by case basis to see what each individual business needs.”

The Compact may also be able to assist customers who are in the process of, or have already replaced equipment.

“We still might be able to help you with some incentives and go out and evaluate your business if you hadn’t had an assessment,” Henderson said.

The Compact will send technicians out to evaluate individual situations.

“Maybe we can help you select more energy efficient products,” she said. “So if you are having to replace these it’s just putting in the high efficiency units.”

The program runs for a limited time through January 31.

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